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Welcome to the Year 5 Swans Class page!

 

I hope that you all had a fantastic Easter and are looking forward to the Summer Term. As Easter was so late this year , the term is shorter than usual and so is packed with learning an activities.

 

The teaching team of Mrs Morel and Mr Chotalia will work together to maximise the children's learning of core subjects etc morning and for non-core subjects Mr Chotalia will take the lead in the afternoon.

PE

We are lucky enough to have Mr Chotalia in class and our PE days this term will be more flexible this term, so please ensure that PE kit, including trainers, remain in school throughout the week so that we can ensure that children benefit from this core curriculum topic.

HOMEWORK

Maths homework will be issued fortnightly and will begin on 6th May due our Isle of Wight trip. This will relate to topics that have already been taught in school and we will then mark the work together in class. If your child struggles with the homework and needs additional support, please put a note in their planner to let us know.

 

Spellings from the National Curriculum list will also begin this week. We may additionally provide children will specific lists of common exception words that they spell incorrectly in their written work for them to learn.

 

Reading both fluently and with understanding is a key foundation of all learning and allows the children to access other areas of the curriculum. To develop their reading comprehension, we would like the children to read 4 times a week. Ideally this would be reading aloud to an adult who would then be able to talk to the children about specific pieces of vocabulary and to discuss the story to develop their comprehension, prediction and inference skills. We understand that this is not always possible, but if you could encourage the children to read regularly and then talk to you about their reading, this will benefit them in all areas of the curriculum. 

 

Termly Topic will be issued during the first few weeks of term. A copy will be loaded on this site and paper copies will also be available at parents evening. 

 

This term our topic is Africa and we will link our topics to this as much as possible. The curriculum map below provides details of the ares that we will be covering.

 

Please check this page regularly for updates and photos of the children engaging with their learning.

Summer Term Homework - Due date Weds 5th June

Christian Values

 

The value for this term is  Respect..

 

Important Dates;

 

17th Monday - Sex Education Meeting 

8th July - Sex Ed sessions during this week

11th July - Lion King Performance - Knowl Hill

12th July - Prize Giving

15th July - Praise in the Park - AHMAT

19th July - End of Term Service

Weekly Updates Summer Term 2019

 

w/c 17th June

Preparations for the Lion King have started with the children creating their masks for their dance. They have been getting into character by sketching  hyenas, creating detailed character descriptions and finally writing a story with their hyena as the main character. The quality of the children's writing is showing good signs of improvement due to their engagement and the efforts that they are putting in.

 

We have completed our unit on geometry and have begun to look at measurement which involves converting both metric units and understanding how to convert imperial units. We will also be looking at volume and capacity, before beginning to prepare the children for their end of year assessments in a couple of weeks time.

 

w/c 20th May

REMINDER - Summer term homework is due in on 5th June.

 

This week the children have demonstratred their literacy skills, writing both formal and informal letters to complete our literacy topic. We completed our RE topic with a visit from Reverend Sarah who talked about how she balances her faith with her understanding of science, particularly when thinking about the Creation story and evolution. She was impressed by the children's knowledge and the quality of the questions that she was asked and the children enjoyed the opportunity to hear her considered responses.

In maths, we continued our geometry looking at both regular and irregular polygons as well as investigating a range of 3D shapes.

Mr Chotalia is pleased with the work that the children have produced in PE this half term and is looking forward to working with the children on athletics after half term.

 

 

w/c 13th May

A quieter week with a focus on numeracy and literacy this week.

We have been linking literacy wit our RE for a two week block. This week we have been looking at the Christian Creation Story and how this fits in with modern science. We learnt about Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and thought about what a Christian in the 1860's might have written a letter of complaint. I was really pleased with the quality of the work that the children produced.

In maths we have begun to look at geometry. We started looking at measuring and drawing angles and then began reasoning about parallel and perpendicular lines. This will be embedded in the children's homework which was handed out on 20th May.

W/C 29th April

This week was dominated by our trip to the Isle of Wight . Although there were so many pictures on the Twitter feed, I have copied a few here for you to enjoy. The children all had a wonderful time, joined in enthusiastically and were a credit to you all.

The children who remained at school completed projects including writing an autobiography and planning a theme park.

 

Before we headed off we researched, planned and wrote a balanced argument about keeping animals in zoos. Next week we will be editing and improving them before moving onto our RE block which is looking at the Creation Story and its connection to science.

 

In maths we reviewed multiplication and division of decimals by 10,100 and 1000, which the children were confident with and demonstrated their ability to both problem solve and reason. 

Next week we are moving onto Geometry, beginning with the accurate use of a protractor.

 

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Isle of Wight Adventures

W/C 22nd April

Despite it only being a four day week, we have crammed a great deal in this week.

 

We have begun learning about biomes and presented our learning to the rest of the class. We have also compared different zoos and written a speech persuading a local council to close a zoo that was being badly run.

 

After our trip to the zoo, we created graphs to show the locations of both the animals that we saw and where most of the endangered species lived. 

 

In maths we have also looked at adding and subtracting decimals, as well as applying our skills to reasoning and problem solving situations.

Our trip to Marwell Zoo

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Homework and Spelling

 

Maths Homework

Maths homework will be issued fortnightly and will begin on 6th May due our Isle of Wight trip. This will relate to topics that have already been taught in school and we will then mark the work together in class. If your child struggles with the homework and needs additional support, please put a note in their planner to let us know.

 

Spellings Homework

At the front of the child’s partnership book, there will be a list of spellings to show your child’s homework throughout the year. Each week, your child will have a new set of spellings to learn which are based upon a particular spelling rule. These spellings will be tested each Friday, meaning that the children will have a week to learn them. The learning of the spellings will be supported during the week through daily work and interventions where necessary. Practise makes perfect!

 

When practising spellings at home, ensure to explain the words in context to the children - e.g. The KNIGHT rode out to battle. This is very important for this week, as these are very common misconception words.

 

 

 

Reading for Pleasure

Reading both fluently and with understanding is a key foundation of all learning and allows the children to access other areas of the curriculum. To develop their reading comprehension, we would like the children to read 4 times a week. Ideally this would be reading aloud to an adult who would then be able to talk to the children about specific pieces of vocabulary and to discuss the story to develop their comprehension, prediction and inference skills. We understand that this is not always possible, but if you could encourage the children to read regularly and then talk to you about their reading, this will benefit them in all areas of the curriculum. 

Weekly Awards

 

STAR OF THE WEEK - This is awarded to the child who has impressed the teachers. This could be for a range of reasons including ; asking an outstanding question, a 'light bulb moment', persisting with challenging work, a superb piece of writing or problem solving, a high quality piece of creative work.

 

Can - for being an outstanding role model in PE

 

 

CLASS DOJO WINNER - The children earn Dojo's by behaving well, making good decisions, as a reward for high quality work, being helpful and any other positive behaviour that is observed by the staff across the school. The child who has earned the most points each week is the Dojo Winner. 

 

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HOT CHOCOLATE WINNER - This is awarded to the best behaved child in class each week. 

 

Amiee

Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust

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